[B-Greek] Correct accent of TINES

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Sat Jul 28 22:32:21 EDT 2007

On Jul 28, 2007, at 5:47 PM, Oun Kwon wrote:

> As recently discussed on Heb 3:16,
> (who) TIS and TINES (nom. pl. masc.) both have acute accent on I,
> whereas
> (anyone) TIS (without accent), but TINES (nom pl. masc.) with  
> accent on E.
> It is accent acute that's how I see in the dictionary and some mss
> printed in the book for Heb 3:16.
> However on different books and texts, I see TINES has accent grave on
> E. Are these typo?
> Thank you for helping me straightenend.

TINES interrogative always has an acute on the first syllable: τίς  
(TI/S), τίνος (TI/NOS), τίνι (TI/NI), τίνα (TI/NA),  
τίνες (TI/NES), τίνων (TI/NWN), τίσι(ν) (TI/SI(N)),  
τίνας (TI/NAS).

TINES indefinite is an enclitic; if accented at all, it will have aν  
accent on the second syllable: ἀνθρώπου τινός (ANQRW/POU  
TINO/S), ᾶνθρώπῳ τινί (ANQRW/PWi TINI/),  
ἀνθρώπων τινῶν (ANQRW/PWN TINW=N), ἀνθρώποις  
τισί(ν) (ANQRW/POIS TISI/(N)). Of course, if the indefinite  
pronoun is followed by another word, then that acute accent will be a  
grave: e.g. ἀνθρώπου τινὸς ἤκουσα (ANQRW/POU TINO 

Carl W. Conrad
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